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CANDIDATE & POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS

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A Candidate Endorsement is not a marriage proposal. 

This is Not Until

Death Do We Part. 

It's not personal. 

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DISCLAIMER: A Candidate Endorsement is not a marriage proposal. This is Not Until Death Do We Part. It's not personal. It is about doing what is right for the future of the people each is to represent.  An endorsement is a statement that, at this moment, in THIS race, you are the recommended candidate among those available who are running for office. 


But make no mistake and let's be very clear. As soon as I can replace you with someone I think can and will do a better job than you, I will thank you for your previous service and move on to the next person.

Just because you are an incumbent doesn't make you entitled to my support the next time you run.  If you want to keep getting my support, then never stop doing the people's work! 

MARCH 5, 2024 - ENDORSEMENTS

Note:  In races where there is only one Democrat running against a Republican it is pretty much a slam dunk to endorse unless they have done something egregiously bad.  Comments beyond who they are running against are based on my personal experiences with the candidates in talking to them and observing them in various candidate endorsement interviews, or how they have behaved in office.  These are just my own singular opinions here.

CALIFORNIA FEDERAL RACES 


U.S. House CA-23 - Derek Marshall+^
U.S. House CA-26 - Julia Brownley*
U.S. House CA-27 - George Whitesides
U.S. House CA-28 - Judy Chu

U.S. House CA-29 - Angelica Dueñas has my vote. Don't get me wrong here. I love Luz Rivas. She is an effective and brilliant leader. But in this race for this moment Angelica is my top pick because we need Chingonas in Congress. Plain and simple. Let me mention strategic voting for a second. The primaries are an opportunity in some respects to vote my values. It is a way for our community to signal to both the Democratic Party and people who currently hold office. What we are looking for when it comes to are elected officials. I love the diversity of our Democratic Party And how we can come together and get things done. But sometimes that means power gets consolidated into a few people , and new ideas and different ways of thinking are not readily accepted. That's why I feel like sometimes we need a very strong push from the activists; people like Angelica Duenas, who won't just drop it when it comes to seeing an uncomfortable problem that needs to be fixed and addressed. Specifically, someone close to me have a child attending North Valley Military Academy. In my opinion, from what I have seen of the evidence, this was a charter school failure that did not provide a safe educational environment to its children and was completely a failure in providing for their health and well-being when it came to exposure to bullying drugs and sexual assault. And out of everyone I knew Angelica was the only one standing up to all the rich politics holding office supporting this terrible school. She was fearless in her advocacy for the students of that school. And it pissed off a lot of people including Tony Cardenas who gave a lot of money to that school as I can only imagine. Too often I See politicians who've invested and what would have been a good idea be reluctant To stop supporting things that they have supported for fear of how it might make them look. And that's the value of Angelica in congress. I've known her for years and not once. Have I ever known her to run away from any uncomfortable truth. I believe that she will go to washington dc And she won't be afraid to stir up the pot. So many people are focused on whether she has the experience in public office in order to do well. Experience in public office at that levelis not what's necessary to create change in washington d c. Luz Rivas talents are different and also needed in congress. Every soup needs its meat and potatoes in my opinion. Luz is all that! But from where I sit with my experience in politics... no longer entirely a neophyte.... Congress needs some seasoning because the soup is pretty bland. Angelica is just the one we need to spice it up. Good luck Angelica in this primary.

U.S. House CA-30 -
U.S. House CA-32 - First, let me say that Congressmember Brad Sherman has done a fantastic job representing us for the years he has been in office. He is a staunch ally of both the LGBTQ and Jewish Communities. For those reasons alone one would think he should be returned to office for as long as he is willing to serve. But as I have said before, an endorsement is not a marriage proposal. So there is the ultimate question for me. . . when is it time to hand over the reins to the next generation? What is the Congress Member doing to help prepare young people in his district take over the reins when it is his time to retire? What if he never decides to retire? That is why, in this Primary, I would like to get some eyes on Chris Ahuja. Check him out. So the next question I ask myself, if I vote for the alternative do I create a risk that the REPUBLICAN will be running against Ahuja and can he beat her? My safe bet is that a few of us in this primary can afford to vote for Chris Ahuja to make a statement about wanting to get new blood in Congress. We will revisit this race after March 5, 2024.

U.S. House CA-33 - Peter Aguilar
U.S. House CA-35 - Norma Torres
U.S. House CA-36 - Ted Lieu*
U.S. House CA-37 - Sydney Kamlager-Dove
U.S. House CA-38 - Linda Sanchez*
U.S. House CA-39 - Mark Takano*+
U.S. House CA-41 - Will Rollins +^
U.S. House CA-42 - Robert Garcia+
U.S. House CA-43 - Maxine Waters *
U.S. House CA-44 - Nanette Barragan*

OTHER FEDERAL RACES
U.S. Senate: Wisconsin - Tammy Baldwin+
U.S. House: Delaware - Sarah McBride+

STATE LEGISLATIVE OFFICES


SENATE DISTRICT 19 - LISA MIDDLETON+^
SENATE DISTRICT 23 - KIPP MUELLER ^
SENATE DISTRICT 25 - SASHA RENEE PEREZ+
SENATE DISTRICT 27 - HENRY STERN *
SENATE DISTRICT 29 - ELOISE REYES
SENATE DISTRICT 31 - SABRINA CERVANTES+
SENATE DISTRICT 33 - LENA GONZALEZ *
SENATE DISTRICT 37 - ALEX MOHAJER+
SENATE DISTRICT 35 - MICHELLE CHAMBERS

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 6 - EVAN MINTON+
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 29 - JUAN CARRILLO
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 34 - RICARDO ORTEGA
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 40 - Pilar Schiavo *
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 41 - John Harabedian
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 42 - CELESTE RODRIGUEZ
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 44 -
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 46 - Jesse Gabriel *
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 47 - CHRISTY HOLSTEGE +^
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 49 - MIKE FONG*
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 51 - Rick Chavez Zbur +*
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 55 - ISAAC BRYAN*
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 58 - CLARISSA CERVANTES+
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 60 - COREY A JACKSON, PH.D. +*
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 61 - TINA MCKINNOR *
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 62 - JOSE SOLACHE +
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 66 - AL MURATSUCHI*
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 69 - JOSH LOWENTHAL *

COUNTY RACES
LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Supervisor District - 2 - Holly Mitchell
Supervisor District - 4 - Janice Hahn
Supervisor District - 5 - Chris Holden.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE

LA Superior Court Office #39 - George Turner, Jr.
LA Superior Court Office #115 - Christmas Brookens+
LA Superior Court Office #124 - Kim Repecka
LA Superior Court Office #130 - Leslie Guttierez
LA Superior Court Office #135 - Steven Mac

LOS ANGELES COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

LA District Attorney - George Gascon


CITY OF LOS ANGELES
LA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2 -
LA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4 - Nythia Nithya Raman
LA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6 - IMELDA PADILLA*
LA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 8 - MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON *
LA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 10 -
LA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 12 - Serena Oberstein
LA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 14 - Adrin Nazarian

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board District 1 - Sherlett Hendy Newbill
Board District 3 - Scott Schmerelson
Board District 5 - Fidencio Gallardo +

Glendale School Boards
Board Area A - Telly Tse
Board Area E - Neda Farid

SAN FERNANDO CITY COUNCIL
San Fernando City Council - Sean M. Rivas

SAN BERNARDINO CITY COUNCIL
San Bernardino City Council District 3 -Christian T. Shaughnessy+

KERN COUNTY
Kern County Board of Supervisors - District 4 - Alex Garcia+

LONG BEACH CITY COUNCIL
Long Beach City Council District 4 - Herlinda Chico
Long Beach City Council District 8 -

PASADENA CITY COUNCIL
​Pasadena City Council District 3 - Brandon Lamar
Pasadena City Council District 4 - Jonathan Horton^

PASADENA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Pasadena Community College District 4 - Tammy Silver
Pasadena Community College District 6 - Ryan Liu^

ORANGE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Board Trustee Recall Madison Miner District 4 - YES^
Board Trustee Recall Rick Ledesma District 7 - YES^

​LA County Democratic Party Central Committee Candidates

AD 39
CHRISTIAN GREEN

AD 40
Betty Faye Doumas
Michelle Manire Fowle
RENAY GRACE RODRIGUEZ
Stacy Fortner

AD 42
DOROTHY REIK

AD 43
Amy Fall
SEAN M. RIVAS

AD 44
ALTON F. REED
Analisa Swan
BONNIE SHATUN
Jerilyn Stapleton

AD 46
Ben Seinfeld
JOHN POPOCH
Scott Abrams
Steve Bott

AD 49
Alton Wang
HENRY LO
Paul "Give em hell" Cole Padilla

AD 51
CHARLES TAYLOR
DANIELLE WILSON
Deana Igelsrud
Erick Matos
ISABEL STOREY
MICHAEL SOLOFF
SHOSHANA BAUM
Susan Sheu

AD 52
CONRADO TERRAZASCROSS
Luis Lopez
NILZA SERRANO
RENEE NAHUM
Rocio Rivas
SUSANA CERVANTES

AD 53
Christopher Nikhil Bowen

AD 54
JOHN YI
SAMUEL GARRETT

AD 55
Freddy Puza
Jasmyne Cannick
Jimmie Woods Gray
Lindsay Carlson
Sara Roos

AD 57
Michele Reed

AD 64
ANTONIO CHAPA
FIDENCIO GALLARDO

AD 66
CONNIE SULLIVAN
June Paniouchkine
NICHELLE HENDERSON
SAMUEL LIU
SHANNON R. ROSS

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